Kenya Transit visa requirements

Kenya Transit visa requirements

iVisa | Updated on Jan 10, 2022

iVisa does not currently facilitate the application process for a Kenya transit visa, but we will be able to help you in the near future. But before thinking of that, you need to make sure that you meet all the requirements. If you do, we will be able to help you better.

In case you are trying to reach a destination, but you have a connection flight in Kenya, you may need a Kenya Transit visa. Of course, that applies only if you do not stay in Kenya for more than 72 hours and you plan to leave the airport. If leaving the airport is not something you want to do, you are not required to get a transit visa.


A Kenya transit visa is not a demanding document. You only need a few things, but you must provide them, nonetheless.

  • The first and most important requirement is the one regarding the passport. All applicants must hold a valid passport. Moreover, the passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Kenya. If not, your application can be denied. There should be at least one blank page in your passport.

  • Speaking of passport, make sure that you have the possibility of scanning its information page. As a part of the online application process, you will be asked to upload that particular scan. Do not take a simple picture on your phone. That will not do.

  • The next requirement concerns the photo. As you can imagine, the picture must meet all the guidelines for a passport photograph. For one thing, it needs to be taken in the last 6 months. The background needs to be white, you cannot wear glasses or hats, and it must correctly depict the characteristics of your face. Of course, while headwear is not allowed, you can have your head covered if your religion dictates it. Nevertheless, your face should still be visible from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin.

  • Since this is a Kenya Transit visa we are talking about, you are going to need an onward ticket to get it. After all, you stay in Kenya cannot exceed 72 hours, and you need to have proof of that. That is the ticket’s purpose.

  • To get a Kenya transit visa online, iVisa will ask you to provide a valid e-mail address. The whole point of an electronic visa is to get it via e-mail so you will need an address to which you have access. Do not forget to print out your electronic visa, preferably, in more than one copy.

  • One more requirement involves a valid means of payment. An online application process will ask you to make the payment while you fill in the online form. As for that, iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You are free to use a credit or debit card, but you can use Paypal as well.

  • Lastly, you cannot obtain a Kenya transit visa if you do not apply for it. When the Kenya transit visa becomes available, you will enjoy one of the shortest and simplest application forms you will ever have to deal with.

As you can see, the Kenya transit visa requirements are nothing out of the ordinary. You may already have everything you need for a successful application process. However, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support. The service is available 24/7 and is free of charge.


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